things I listened to in 2016


Teun Hocks, untitled, 1981

Gavin Bryars – the Fifth Century
John Adams – Fellow Traveler
Henry Kaiser, Leo Smith – Yo Miles
Southwest Chamber Music, Leo Smith – Composer Portrait Series
Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
Anthony Braxton – Duets 1976
Denny Zeitlin and Charlie Haden – Time Remembers One Time Once
Geri Allen & Time Line – Live!
Arvo Part – Choral & Instrumental Works
Loscil – Plume
Emerson, Lake and Powell
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans
Yes – Drama

Leo Smith – America’s National Parks
Tyshawn Sorey – The Inner Spectrum of Variables
Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome
Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Matt Maneri – The Bell
Vijay Iyler – Historicity
Trio 3 + Vijay Iyler – Wiring
Mostly Other People Do The Killing – the Coimbra Concert
John Adams – the Wound Dresser & Fearful Symmetries
Gavin Bryars – Three Viennese Dancers
Leo Brouwer – Rara
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age

Evan Parker & AMM – Title Goes Here
Markus Stockhausen and Florian Weber – Alba
Leo Smith – Occupy the World
Leo Smith – Golden Quartet
Keith Jarrett – My Foolish Heart
Keith Jarrett – Carnegie Hall
Keith Jarrett – Rio
Keith Jarrett – Staircase
Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72
Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts
Brad Mehldau – Where Do You Start?
Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra – Time/Life
Charlie Haden and Kenny Barron – Live in Slovenia 1998
Herbie Hancock – the New Standard
Yo Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
Leonard Cohen – the Songs of Leonard Cohen
loscil – First Narrows


Kenny Drew – Winter Flower
Tim Hodgkinson – Sang
Still Blue Turning – Hurricanes
Robin Cox Ensemble
Peter Erskine – As It Was
Zsófia Boros – Musicbox
Wolfgang Muthspiel – Rising Grace
Mats Eilertsen – Rubycon
Ferenc Snetburger and Marcus Stockhausen – Streams
The Best of Teo Macero
Leo Smith – Spirit Catcher
Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway – Table of Changes
Marilyn Crispell and Gary Peacock – Azure
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau – Nearness
David Liebman, John Abercrombie – the Art of Respect
Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba – the Montreal Tapes
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker


Loscil – live at Fluister
Max Richter – the Blue Notebooks
Max Richter – Infra
Terry Riley and Amelia Cuni – COMTEMPORANEA 2005
Michael Harrison – Revelation
Don Patterson with Pat Martino – Four Dimensions
Don Patterson – Movin’ Up!
John Scofield – Country for Old Men
Nick Frasier – Too Many Continents
Norah Jones – Day Breaks
Thelonious Monk – Monk Alone
Thelonious Monk – the Complete Black Lion and Vogue Recordings
John Coltrane – Side Steps
John Coltrane – Interplay
Bobby Broom – Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Ravi Coltrane – Spirit Fiction
Marc Copland and John Abercrombie – Friends
Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rodgers, Tony Banco – Remembrance
The Rolling Stones in Mono
ZZ Top – Live Greatest Hits from Around the World
ZZ Top – Live at Montreux 2013
PFM – Cook
PFM – Chocolate Kings


John Taylor and John Surman – Ambleside Days
John Surman – How Many Clouds Can You See?
John Surman – Tales of the Algonquin
John Surman – Proverbs and Songs
John Surman – Stranger Than Fiction
Charlie Haden and John Taylor – Nightfall
Paul Bley – In the Evenings Out There
Ted Dunbar – Gentle Time Alone
Jimmy Lyons – Give It Up
Jimmy Lyons – Jump Up
Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall
Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell – El Corazon
Ed Bickert – Live at George’s
Thomas Köner – Tiento de la Luz
loscil – Triple Point
loscil – Stases
loscil – Submers
Sleep Research Facility – Deep Frieze
Sleep Research Facility – Dead Weather Machine
Aleksandra Vrebalov – the Sea Ranch Songs
Rockpile – Seconds of Pleasure

Carnegie Hall Kronos Quartet Workshop: Performance of Terry Riley’s “Salome Dances for Peace”

Participating string quartets, Ligeti, Argus, Friction Quartets and Kronos Quartet, perform movements of Terry Riley’s “Salome Dances for Peace” in Zankel Hall as part of the culminating performance of the Kronos Quartet Workshop presented by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall.

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Kronos Quartet led a weeklong workshop open to student and young professional string quartets to explore new works commissioned as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Fifty for the Future is a major commissioning initiative of Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall, and many other diverse partners and is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet. The project is designed to present music as a living art form and to create a new trove of resources for the training of students and emerging professionals.


Rob McConnell and Ed Bickert – Trio Sketches
Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson – Three for the Road
Steve Marcus – Tomorrow Never Knows
Mike Gibbs & Gary Burton – In The Public Interest
Anthony Braxton/Andrew Cyrille – Duo Palindrome 2002, vol I & II
Andrew Cyrille – the Declaration of Musical Independence
Tony Scott and Horst Jankowski Trio – In Concert
Murley, Bickert & Wallace – Live at the Senator
Mickey Tucker and Ted Dunbar – Blue in Five
Bill Evans & Zoot Sims – Loose Blues
Bruce Levingston, Philip Glass – Dreaming Awake
John Adams – Scheherazade.2
Walter Giesekung, Ravel – Complete Piano Works
Bertrand Chamayou, Ravel – Complete Piano Works


Jean Derome – flute, bass flute, voice
Pierre Saint-Jacques – pianos, melodeon, percussion, voice
Claude Simard – contrabass, electric bass

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